UP ON THE ROOF

Latest update on 11/08/2013

Artist: Little Eva
Author: Gerry Goffin/Carole King
Label: Dimension
Year: 1962

The composers' babysitter. See also: The Loco-motion and Keep Your Hands Off My Baby.

Covers:

1962:

Julie Grant

1962:

Drifters [where it was written for, apparantly (see footnote)]

1962:

Kenny Lynch

1963:

Richard Anthony [as Sur le toit]

1964:

Clyde McPhatter

1967:

Cryan' Shames

1970:

Carole King [coauthor on lp Writer]

1970:

Laura Nyro

1970:

Persuasions

1976:

Stuff

1978:

Katy Moffatt

1979:

James Taylor

1980:

Viola Wills [disco version]

1982:

Nylons

1993:

Neil Diamond

1995:

Robson & Jerome [B-side of I Believe (n°1 UK)]

Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote Up On The Roof under the influence of another famous songwriting duo: Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman, influenced by the way they wrote Save The Last Dance For Me, more precisely: the way The Drifters recorded that one. Goffin & King wanted to write for The Drifters as well. First they gave 'em Some Kind Of Wonderful, later Up On The Roof. A try-out was performed at home by their babysitter, soon the world's most famous babysitter.

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